Vigils are being held across Canada, including many communities in Saskatchewan, on October 4 to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people.
Saskatoon: The annual “Sisters in Spirit” walk and vigil hosted by Iskwewuk Ewichiwitochik (Women Walking Together) will be held Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 6 pm at Saskatoon Police Station, 76 – 25th Street East, Saskatoon. Soup, bannock and coffee will be served.
– Gathering (men’s and women’s pipe ceremonies, feast, and traditional teachings) from 1-5 pm at First Nations University.
– Vigil hosted by South Saskatchewan Sisters in Spirit and the Place of Reflection Committee will be held at 6 pm at the RCMP grounds on Dewdney Avenue W, adjacent to the RCMP Heritage Centre.
– Candlelight vigil at 6 pm on the Albert Street Bridge.
Moose Jaw: The Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association is hosting at Vigil at 7pm outside City Hall.
La Ronge: Sisters in Spirit walk beginning at 11 am at the band office and ending at the urban reserve.
Leask: The Mistawasis First Nation Family Centre will be hosting a walk and moment of silence on October 4th, 2017 beginning at 5PM.
Yorkton: The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation will be hosting a vigil on October 4th, 2017 beginning at noon. The vigil will take place at 89 Broadway Street East, Yorkton, SK.
To read more about the issue of MMIWG, please see Amnesty International Canada’s Stolen Sisters campaign and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) website.